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Ladakh outfit revokes call to boycott local poll after Shah meet

IndiaTimes Sunday, 27 September 2020
A key outfit from Ladakh on Sunday revoked its call for boycott of the elections to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) in Leh and extended support for their smooth conduct, in view of the Centre’s assurance that all issues related to protection of language, demography, ethnicity, land and jobs of the people of Ladakh shall be positively considered.
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News video: Leh delegation withdrew boycott of LAHDC elections after meeting HM Shah: Kiren Rijiju

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Minister of State for Minority Affairs and for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju over the meeting of Ladakh delegation with Home Minister Amit Shah said that the delegation has agreed to withdraw its call for the boycott of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council elections. Rijiju informed,...

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